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Entertaining. Educational. Exhausting. Empowering. CARE's National Conference & Celebration was all of that and more! I really wish you could have joined us. It was a jam-packed two days, full of learning, meeting fellow CARE supporters and most importantly bringing a clear message to Washington, D.C.: Americans are invested in the fight against global poverty!

As busload after busload of CARE advocates arrived on Capitol Hill, we fanned out to engage in more than 290 meetings with policymakers. We talked about some of the most important issues poor communities face: hunger, climate change and opportunities for all children.

And our leaders heard us. How do we know? Because just days later, 26 new co-sponsors signed onto the child marriage prevention act in the House and another nine in the Senate! After one day of meetings on the Hill, CARE supporters helped mobilize elected officials to fight poverty and defend the dignity of all people. Just imagine what we can do together over the next year!

Building on the conference’s success, our goal now is to make sure every member of Congress becomes a supporter of the child marriage law. Please, send a quick note to your elected officials encouraging them to stand up for girls’ rights. That simple action can help stop the practice that pushes 25,000 girls into marriage everyday!

To celebrate this year's conference theme, ''Many Voices, One Movement,'' we created a photo mosaic. We think it's the perfect representation of the conference: Each of us is a powerful figure on our own, but together we can be so much more!

NCC Mosaic

Meet up with us at www.careconference.org and browse more photos, videos and stories. (The highlight reel with a Michael Franti soundtrack is my favorite!)

Again, thank you for all you are doing to support CARE. We hope you'll stay engaged with CARE as we strive to create lasting change and build a better world for all. See you in Washington next year!

With sincere appreciation,

Helene Gayle

Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE

 

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Posted: Jun 1, 2009 10:06pm
Mar 19, 2009
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Shaken Baby Cases on the Increase - Specialists Link Rise to Economic Stress...
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- 11 minutes ago - boston.com
Cases of the potentially devastating brain injury known as shaken baby syndrome have at least doubled in the last few months, a jump that Massachusetts child abuse specialists say is apparently influenced by families' economic stress.
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Aug 20, 2007


This is a long news story in Mother Jones... Please everyone take the time to read it! It is an outrage!!!!!!!! Please note and comment!

This needs to stop!

A Must Read Outrage: ~School of Shock ~ visit site
Society & Culture  (tags: autistic, mentally retarded, emotionally troubled children, abuse, torture, legal torture, state supported, education? cruelty, electrodes surveillance cameras, privacy, unbelievable, violence, rights, safety, money, media, humans, law, interesting, gove )

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- 4 minutes ago - motherjones.com

Eight states are sending autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to a facility that punishes them with painful electric shocks. How many times do you have to zap a child before it's torture? Rob Santana awoke terrified. He'd had.......
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Aug 15, 2007
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Local Outreach Center Builds More Housing for Beach Homeless Veterans visit site
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The nonprofit group broke ground on a 22-bed apartment building, a $1.3 million project that will serve homeless adults with disabilities and homeless veterans. The complex, which will include studio and two-bedroom apartments, is being built on one......
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Returning Veterans Ending Up on Streets visit site
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- 1 hour ago - azstarnet.com
Many Iraq, Afghanistan GIs already homeless, suffering ... Often, when Ryan Svolto manages to sleep, he finds himself back in Iraq, preparing for triage, awash in blood and bodies. But he can't find his medical kit, and, helpless, he thrashes awake, damp.
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Activists Tip a Bucket on Big Companies visit site
Environment  (tags: australia, pollution, corporate irresponsibility, destruction, refineries, government, environment, eco-friendly, humans )

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HIGH-PROFILE activist Erin Brockovich took community grassroots activism to a new level last week when she flew into Western Australia to investigate the possibility of a class action against Alcoa for alleged pollution at its Wagerup alumina refinery....
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SAfrica AIDS Activists to Take Government to Court visit site
World  (tags: AIDS, activists, South African Governemnt, fear, panic, court, politics, HumanRights, ethics, government, law, rights, world )

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- 2 hours ago - reuters.com
South African AIDS activists said on Wednesday they planned to take the government to court again over its HIV strategy and said the sacking of a respected deputy health minister had caused "panic and fear". ...
Stop Playing Politics With Girls' Health visit site
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- 19 hours ago - rhrealitycheck.org
(HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that has infected women for decades. Most frightening about the condition is the rarity of signs or symptoms; both women and men may be carriers of the illness for years without any evidence......
Federal Abortion Ban: Implications for Women’s Health visit site
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- 19 hours ago - rhrealitycheck.org
Recently, on the opinion pages of the New York Times, we are seeing a debate about the implications of the ban may have for doctors and their patients. The debate pivots on a question about whether the ban actually prohibits doctors from performing ......
Romney Supports Bush's Troop Increase — for Now visit site
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- 19 hours ago - usatoday.com
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the consequences of pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq too soon could be catastrophic, but he also said his support for increased troop levels may not be open-ended....


For noting.....   ~Barb~

Jul 12, 2007
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/protect-human-rights-jail-the-police


Recently Michael Tarif Warren and his wife Evelyn, who are prominent human rights attorneys, witnessed the police beating of a young African American in NYC. When they asked why the police were beating a man who was handcuffed and unarmed, the police attacked them. Michael was charged with resisting arrest, obstuctive governmental administration and disorderly conduct. Evelyn is also charged with disorderly conduct. In reality, it was the police who were disorderly in their misadministration of justice.


We are supporters of human rights across the world and we are outraged that human rights are not being protected in Brooklyn. It is not a crime to inquire why police are beating a man senseless, as the Warrens were doing. They were acting within the law as citizens and attorneys who witnessed a crime being perpetrated by police officers.

We demand that justice be carried out in this case. We want all charges against the Warrens to be dropped immediately. In addition, they should be compensated for their injuries and a written apology delivered from NYC to them. We also want a thorough investigation of the arresting officers up to and including charges being brought against them.  Finally, we want justice for the young man who the Warrens witnessed being beaten. He deserves compensation for his injuries and a thorough investigation into whether he was guilty of the crimes for which the police were punishing him. The police should be investigated for violating his right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment, as protected by the United States constitution.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/protect-human-rights-jail-the-police

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Jul 1, 2007
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To Randy Paynter & Care2 Support Staff


Please reconsider your stance on silencing victims of abuse and stalkers on Care2 and those that advocate against such abuses.Men and Women around Care2 have fallen victim to online abusers and stalkers. Many of us have spoken out, only to be told we must be silent about such abuses. Your reposnses always mention trolls, trolls are pests, We do agree, but abusers and stalkers are criminals.It has been stated that if we speak out, if we mention names of these abusers/stalkers in our groups to warn other members, our posts will be censored, our groups will be at risk of being deleted and we will be at risk of being suspended or banned from the site.Care2 says it is better to just ignore the abusers.We understand that Care2 Tech., and Customer Support says they are working on this issue, but the more they work on it, it seems the only ones receiving any repercussions are the victims of abuse. We request Care2 stop punishing the victims and rid the site of the predators & abusers.

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We came to Care2 because it was a great social activist site.

We would like to remain for the same reason.

We respectfully ask you to reconsider your choice of actions on this matter.

Allow us our freedom of speech within our groups, blogs and such, so that we may prevent other's from falling prey to these perpetrators.
 
Silencing the victims, only protects the perpetrators,
allows them to continue abusing the women of Care2,
and re-victimizes the victims of these abuses.

Give us the right to protect ourselves and our community.

Exposing the abusers/stalkers is the only way to end abuse.

Have a more open line of communication between Care2 Support Staff and Care2 members on this issue, so that we may work together on preventing further abuses.

We also need to let everyone know that we as a whole community CARE and will not tollerate abusers and stalkers!

Sincerely,

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/please-help-protect-our-community-at-care2


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Jun 1, 2007


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/392688631

To Randy Paynter and Care2 support,

Please reconsider your poor stance on silencing victims of abuse and stalkers on Care2 and those that advocate against such abuses.

Women around Care2 have fallen victim to online abusers and stalkers. Many of us have spoken out, only to be told we must be silent about such abuses.
Your reposnses always mention trolls, trolls are pests, We do agree, but abusers and stalkers are criminals.

You have made it clear that if any of us speak out, if we mention names of these abusers/stalkers in our groups
to warn other members, our posts will be censored, our groups will be at risk of being deleted and we will
be at risk of being suspended or banned from the site.
You say it is better to just ignore the abusers.

We understand that Tech support works hard on this issue, but member support has counter-acted with revictimization and censorship.

Letter:

We came to Care2 because it was a great social activist site.

We would like to remain for the same reason.

We respectfully ask you to reconsider your poor choice of actions on this matter.

Allow us our freedom of speech within our groups, blogs and such, so that we may prevent other's from falling prey to these perpetrators.
 
Silencing the victims, only protects the perpetrators,
allows them to continue abusing the women of Care2,
and re-victimizes the victims of these abuses.

Give us the right to protect ourselves and our community.

Exposing the abusers/stalkers is the only way to end abuse.

We also need to let everyone know that we as a whole community CARE
and will not tollerate abusers and stalkers!

Sincerely,


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/392688631




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